Disgusting smells cause decreased liking of gay men.

  title={Disgusting smells cause decreased liking of gay men.},
  author={Yoel Inbar and David Pizarro and Paul Bloom},
  volume={12 1},
An induction of disgust can lead to more negative attitudes toward an entire social group: Participants who were exposed to a noxious ambient odor reported less warmth toward gay men. This effect of disgust was equally strong for political liberals and conservatives, and was specific to attitudes toward gay men-there was only a weak effect of disgust on people's warmth toward lesbians, and no consistent effect on attitudes toward African Americans, the elderly, or a range of political issues. 
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